“Ten thousand joys, ten thousand sorrows.” –Chinese proverb
Every life overflows with joy and sorrow. Ten thousand of each, if you believe the proverb.
You can always find someone to celebrate with you. But what happens when life rips out your heart?
You may find comfort in conventional religion. But if you’re someone who can’t relate to blind faith or traditional institutions, you might want to explore Buddhism, a philosophy that meets tragedy head-on with a pragmatic attitude.
Yes, life bites sometimes. No, it’s not because you sinned. That’s just how life is. So now what do you do?
Join Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes in her personal journey, which may be read both as a memoir and as inspiration on how to use Buddhist principles to wade through grief, rekindle joy, and add a measure of serenity to life.